39. Language Impairments

  1. José Ignacio Hualde2,3,
  2. Antxon Olarrea4 and
  3. Erin O'Rourke5
  1. Jose′ Manuel Igoa

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118228098.ch39

The Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics

The Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics

How to Cite

Igoa, J. M. (2012) Language Impairments, in The Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics (eds J. I. Hualde, A. Olarrea and E. O'Rourke), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118228098.ch39

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Linguistics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

  3. 4

    University of Arizona, USA

  4. 5

    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA

Author Information

  1. Universidad Autóonoma de Madrid, Spanish GIP (PRG: Psycholinguistics Research Group), Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198820

Online ISBN: 9781118228098



  • language Impairments;
  • Spanish-speaking populations;
  • spoken language impairment;
  • phonemic paraphasias, and Spanish patients;
  • lexical impairments in Spanish;
  • morphosyntactic processing;
  • Written language impairments;
  • Language impairments;
  • (SLI) is a language learning disability


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Spoken language impairments in Spanish

  • Written language impairments in Spanish

  • Language impairments in bilingual Spanish Speakers

  • Developmental disorders of language in Spanish: The Case of Specific Language Impairment

  • Concluding remarks

  • References